May 26, 1869

Today In History

John Wesley Powell and his expedition explore the Colorado River and the Grand Canyan

Remember When

San Francisco
Bill Walton
Nolan Ryan throws no hitter in 1981 at the Astrodome against the Dodgers
Song of the Day
Andy Williams with Simon & Garfunkel | Scarborough Fair
The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor
Explore America
Cumberland Island just off the Georgia coast

Marilyn Monroe

TV Show of the Day
The Rolling Stones appear on The Mike Douglas Show in 1964
A young Michael Jackson | performs LIVE
Bobby Thomson -“The Shot Heard Around the World”
The NY Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, cross-town rivals, had tied for first place at the end of the 1951 season and were now knotted at 1 game apiece in their best of three tie-breaker series to determine the NL pennant. The Dodgers led the deciding game 4-1 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, three of the first four Giants got base hits off Dodgers’ pitcher Don Newcombe, cutting the Dodgers’ lead to 4-2. With one out and runners on 2nd and 3rd base, the Dodgers were just two outs from the pennant when Ralph Branca relieved Newcombe to face the Giants’ Bobby Thomson. Thomson had hit a career-best 32 home runs that season with 101 RBIs, and had two hits already in this game. Should the Dodgers walk him to set up a possible game-ending double play with twenty year-old rookie Willie Mays on deck? …or should they follow standard baseball strategy and not intentionally put the winning run on base? Dodger manager Chuck Dressen elected to pitch to Thomson, and on the 0-1 pitch from Branca, Thomson hit a dramatic pennant-winning 3-run home run, forever known as the “Shot Heard Around the World.” As Bobby Thomson jubilantly circled the bases, Giants’ play-by-play radio announcer Russ Hodges gleefully and repeatedly proclaimed “The Giants Win The Pennant! The Giants Win The Pennant!”.
Interview of the Day
Arlo Guthrie interviewed by Tom Brokaw about the 1960s, Vietnam, anti-war movements, music and more
On The Road with Charles Kuralt on CBS Sunday Morning
Jane Seymour

Scenes Around America

The Boston Marathon

Little League World Series

1964 Worlds Fair in New York

The Kentucky Derby

The Soap Box Derby

The Boston Marathon

Little League World Series

1964 Worlds Fair in New York

The Kentucky Derby

The Soap Box Derby

Great Shooting Guards

Hal Greer

Sam Jones

Larry Bird

Dennis Johnson

Earl THE PEARL Monroe

Hal Greer

Sam Jones

Larry Bird

Dennis Johnson

Earl THE PEARL Monroe

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